Kitchens With COLOR: Green

I would like to begin by mentioning that I was very surprised by how many green kitchen concepts I found. When I began this post, I had over 30 photos. I have whittled it down to these 15, which is still quite a bit larger than any of my other color-related posts, but I had … Continue reading

Kitchens With COLOR: Red

While I have already taught you how to add a red *kapow!* to your kitchen before, this post will focus entirely on using red tile. Red is a tricky color to get right, I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you folks. I was only able to find a handful of photos that I felt comfortable sharing … Continue reading

Kitchens With COLOR: Blue

I’ve been called out. Yes, dear readers, one of you has called me out. And I thank you for it. I have been posting a lot about neutral kitchens lately. In my defense, that is due to the fact that the overall trend with kitchen design at the moment is towards neutrals, but that is … Continue reading

TileTramp Fireplace Design – Pt. 2

Several months ago, I introduced you to my very first personal home renovation project: my fireplace.  If you haven’t read that particular post, the gist is that the builder placed some very cheap (re: ugly) tiles over our fireplace wall, preventing us from being able to mount our TV in the middle of our living room. Instead, … Continue reading

Tile Art…How Far Would You Go?

Well ladies and gentlemen, I have stumbled across some new tile technology that has both impressed and baffled me. It has impressed me because the technology is unique and I always appreciate companies who try to stretch boundaries. It’s baffling because I just don’t know how in the world it would be used practically. Meet … Continue reading

*Guest Post* Mirrored Tiles

Today I am relinquishing my blog to a guest post from Susi, an exceptional writer at the popular design blog Design Shuffle. You may or may not have noticed that I have a flair for the dramatic and I tend to like anything shiny or glittery. So when she propositioned me to write a post … Continue reading

The Best of the TileTramp Spam Queue

It seems that my last article scolding the Chinese salesmen for not actually reading my blog, and then not showering me with fake compliments to make up for it, really brought on a frenzy of spammers. And let me just say, I have found it extremely entertaining. I couldn’t resist sharing a few of these gems with … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Like Chinese Tile

Well folks, I think I’ve officially hit the tile big-leagues. If there is such a thing, I think you would know you’re in it when Chinese tile manufacturers start spamming you with product brochures about their glass and stone tiles. It’s both flattering and annoying simultaneously. It’s flattering that I’m showing up on their radar. It’s annoying because … Continue reading

Kitchen Backsplash Trends

So, earlier this year I wrote a post discussing the tile trends for 2011. This was an all-encompassing list of the top 5 trends in the world of tile. A reader has suggested that I do up a post on backsplash-specific tile trends, and I thought that was a fabulous idea, so here we are. … Continue reading

Artisan Glass Kitchen Backsplash

I have been hemming and hawing about replacing our kitchen backsplash tile since we moved into our condo. Not because there is anything hideously wrong with it…but because it’s white. And boring. And I work in a tile store…no excuse. I’m a girl of pattern, texture, and color. Also, our kitchen is a little disjointed, … Continue reading